- The Washington Times - Monday, January 18, 2021

It is a quick turnaround in the book publishing world. Sen. Josh Hawley lost a deal on Jan. 7 with Simon & Schuster for his forthcoming book “The Tyranny of Big Tech.” The Missouri Republican, however, already has signed a new deal to publish his book just 11 days later.

The New York-based publishing giant withdrew its offer to Mr. Hawley after he objected to the certification of the 2020 presidential election amid the violent riot that raged at the U.S Capitol on Jan. 6. Simon & Schuster severed ties with the lawmaker 24 hours later. The publisher counts both Hillary and Bill Clinton among its stable of authors.

Regnery Books — well-known for backing such high profile conservatives as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican; and columnists Michelle Malkin and Dennis Prager — sealed a deal with Mr. Hawley on Monday. His book will be on the shelves by May 4.

His new publisher offered a comment on the actions of Simon & Schuster

“It’s discouraging to see them cower before the ‘woke mob,’ as Senator Hawley correctly calls it. Regnery is proud to stand in the breach with him. And the warning in his book about censorship obviously couldn’t be more urgent,” said Regnery President and Publisher Thomas Spence, in a statement to The Federalist.

The news organization called Mr. Hawley “one of the highest-profile victims of cancel culture.”

• Jennifer Harper can be reached at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

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